February 17, 2017 Subject:
Voice actors back to work on CBSRMT
I find it interesting to hear many voices in this series that hadn't been heard since the late 1950's! It's great that many voice actors had a chance to use their talent again. In fact, after you've listen to a lot of episodes, you can tell that some of the younger actors simply aren't as good as the veterans. One of the best is Leon Janney. Mr. Janney appeared in a LOT of episodes, until he stroked out suddenly in 1980. He did many multiple roles and a lot of uncredited appearances, too. Overall CBSRMT is great entertainment. Shows with ads: I found the commercials themselves lack the charm of the 40's and 50's ads. Oh, by the way I'm still looking for the elusive CBSRMT HQ audio episodes!
October 9, 2016 Subject:
Don't waste your time downloading this
Most of the zip files are for episodes 851-900 even though they are marked something different. This is a total waste of time if you are looking for the entire series at once. You are better off just taking the time downloading the individual years.
Salute to Himan Brown for this wonderful gem that is definitely a major addition to the wonderful world of Old Time Radio! Tales that would get a grip of you until the end.
And that addictive voice of E.G. Marshall... what can I say...
I was too young when these shows were on the radio. I only got into it about 20 years ago but it has become part of my life now.
February 21, 2016 Subject:
Can anyonetell me if these are in the PD, as they do broadcast episodes after 1979, thanks
February 14, 2016 Subject:
Prior to my commentary, please read the posting below. The guy kinda slips off the subject . . . just a wee bit ! At any rate, finding all CBSRMT episodes in HQ is still not yet possible, however, the last season with Tammy Grimes as host can be left alone, or better yet, edit HER intros out ! While you're searching for these shows, stop and listen to #699 - a comedy ! Also, if anyone knows why "E.G." left the show, let me know here, please. Like any long running program, some stories are pretty lame, while others can be outstanding. Look for those written by classic authors, ("Buster") Himan Brown did some great adaptions.
October 1, 2015 Subject:
A Winters Pleasure. by- Mike j Hughes
It has now been going into 3 years of Winter time rest and slumber. I came across these remarkable stories like 'Mystery Theater ' , and many others .
I am as well a student of Theosophy and other occult studies that has made me ponder,- even as a child I was already beginning to read children's books on things like Witchcraft and '''A Child's Guide into the Art of Necromancy'' , and that sort of thing.
The very old stories the Grandams use to tell had the ''ring of truth'' , and embedded in them are kernels of profound occult learning , hidden therein for whose intuition has developed to a remarkable degree , such as those nearing the first Initiation, or coming very near to enter upon it.
I am always listening , and watching for those who
are showing signs and signature of being somewhat advanced and useful in the altruistic
I am an spiritual Empath ,- as a course in alternate schools I took in my late teens.
People are now asking a lot of deep and profound questions to be found This is now everywhere at this time.
This is due to the fact that the entire globe is now a Racial ''melting pot'' ,-- there is a wave of spiritual energy now pouring through our world, - the minds ,and bodies of all people of the world.
If you have an occult , or Spiritual question ,- then please do ask.
September 12, 2015 Subject:
the zipped archive has zipped folders in it. unfortunately, they all have the same shows in the folders. there are 6 or so folders with the right shows in them, the rest are shows 851-900. i have been a fan for these shows since it first started, and have downloaded numerous versions and compilations. i was hoping this archive had all the shows and better audio quality. can someone look into this?
June 16, 2015 Subject:
CBS Radio Mystery Theater
What can I say that hasn't already been said, for me also this brings back late nights as a young child and fed my imagination and gave me an unexpected education.. Thank you for sharing this archive for the ages..
February 19, 2015 Subject:
CBS Radio Mystery Theater chronical
A good mix of classic literature and new writers submissions with solid acting, fine effects, and music that won't let you go until it is all done with you. Thanks E.G Marshall.
February 18, 2015 Subject:
I was 9 when I first heard CBSRMT and it mesmerized me. I never get tired of listening to these gems. Fantastic!!
February 3, 2015 Subject:
CBS Radio Mystery Theater is Great Drama!
Growing up listening to the CBS Radio Mystery Theater with the wonderful E. G. Marshall as host was a great experience where it remains one of my all time favorite radio programs which I am enjoying listening to again and again.
Thanks to archive.org and all of your contributors for all the great work you all do in making this program and the many other programs and media resources available doing your bit to democratize the Internet for everyone the world over.
January 10, 2015 Subject:
An "A" for effort.
It's so cool that CBS kept radio drama going into the 1970s. I wish they were doing it now!
Sometimes it helps to listen to these shows ironically. They can be very dated. But I love how they heartily embrace "noir."
No, these aren't the best-written or best-acted shows but they get an "A" for effort.
November 18, 2014 Subject:
Love this site, and this collection!!!
I was born in '64, and remember these programs when I was a kid. Fond memories, and one of my first introductions to radio storytelling. After these,I went back and started listening to older programs from the sixties fifties forties &thirties. One word of advice though, get a download app if you're using a droid,so that you can resume downloading in case it stops. this will help prevent you from getting zip files that are incomplete.Great collection.
November 12, 2014 Subject:
Thanks so much for making these available!
My mom grew up listening to the golden age shows and passed the experience on to us with CBS radio mystery theater. I can't for the life of me remember a specific show, but E.G. Marshalls voice and that ominous music always take me back to being a ten year old kid during a simpler time.
The ones with news and commercials are priceless. I only wish I could hear one from the station in Cleveland, Ohio.
August 26, 2014 Subject:
honors to uploader
what a great job. thanks to all those of you that make life a little brighter.
August 17, 2014 Subject:
thank you, brilliant tv naw i'll fall asleep with this thanks, nos dda
January 22, 2014 Subject:
I've been listening to the CBS Radio Mystery Theater for about 3 years now. I love it and the productions are excellent! E.G. Marshall makes a great host. I'd like to thank all those who helped upload these, and not only that, into such nice collections of 50 episodes each .zip file like they are. Well done!
November 4, 2013 Subject:
These are wonderful. Thank you very much to the person(s) who made these programs available.
July 30, 2013 Subject:
First Zip File Episodes
I've downloaded the first file (first 50 episodes) twice. It will not unzip (some error stating it is not a zip file).
Has anyone been able to unzip and use the episodes in the first file.
Thanks so much for putting these out there.
I'm a big RMT fan!
07-30-2013 Follow up:
Thanks Harry, I tried again and when it completed, I had a zip file with 528 mb, and it unzipped properly.
July 19, 2013 Subject:
re First Zip File Episodes
I just downloaded zip file 1, and was able to unzip it in both 7Zip and the Windows zip program. Here are a few suggestions that may help:
First, check the properties of your downloaded zip file and make sure that it's complete; the zip file's size should be 528Mb, or 540,956Kb, or 553,938,564 bytes. If your zip is smaller, your download may have cut out before it was complete.
I've never tried this myself, but shortening the path and filename may make it easier for your computer to unzip. Instead of having it in a folder inside another folder inside another..., move it to your desktop or directly onto your 'C' drive, and shorten the name to 0001-0050.zip.
If all else fails, and you are sure it is all there, put the zip file onto a flash drive and take it to a friend's computer. Just make sure they're comfortable with putting your zip file onto their machine. Alternatively, give them a disk and ask them to download and burn it for you.
You may be able to download many of these episodes from other CBS RMT pages on The Archive, but I've seen a lot of reviews that mention intolerable sound quality, so try to stick with the shows on this page. I'm listening to 'The Old Ones Are Hard To Kill' with my gal Agnes Moorehead, and it sounds great.
Hope this helped.
February 23, 2013 Subject:
THE Best Radio Drama Ever
Listened to this show almost every night in the '70's, and now I can enjoy it again. E. G. Marshall was perfect as the narrator. I agree with all of the other comments.
August 5, 2012 Subject:
Love These Old Shows
Man, do these ever bring back memories! Started listening to them in the early 80's as a pre-teen. Still remember lying in bed and pulling the covers over my head during a spine-tingling point in story, lol.
So nice now that I can download these episodes and listen to them on my daily highway trips. Sure beats what passes for so-called 'entertainment' on the radio these days. Thanks so much for uploading these classics!
July 28, 2012 Subject:
A GREAT COLLECTION OF FILES I LIKE TO SAY THANKYOU TO THE PERSON OR PERSONS WHO HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US RADIO FANS TO LISTEN TO THESE SHOWS OF SUCH GOOD QUALITY AND VARIATION. IN ADDITION TO ORIGINAL STORIES, THERE ARE ADAPTATIONS OF CLASSIC TALES BY SUCH WRITERS AS A.C DOYLE, AMBROSE BIERCE, EDGAR ALLEN POE,
CHARLES DICKENS,HG WELLS,RL STEVENSON AND OTHERS.
I THINK WE OWE A DEBT OF THANKS TO HIMAN BROWN FOR THESE GREAT RADIO SHOWS!!
July 18, 2012 Subject:
great archive love it!
I love all of the old radio shows mystery,drama,sci-fi and this is an awesome site! the only problem with this perticular archive is when you upload multiple folders to an ipod or mp3 player you get one massive folder with a HUGE list of files in one folder, or you have to load individual files to keep the list size managable, so I broke the set down into 28 volumes of 50 audio files each (approx 350-550mb)in size but I did not alter the file names at all. i set id3 tags for each folder including a cbs mystery theater image embedded in each audio file (just like a set of CD's) so i can load just a few volumes at a time and never have to check that i have loaded duplicates or files I have recently listend to. I dont know who up loaded this archive but would sure like to upload my edited CD volumes of this set for all to enjoy because they are so easy to manage. Ill Look Back Here Again To See If Anyone Knows If I Can. Im New To This Site.
December 19, 2011 Subject:
Thank you so much to whoever uploaded these, my brothers and i used to listen to these when we would camp out in the yard on warm summer nights, that was the only time we were allowed to listen to them, i loved every one i heard back then, but that was only about a dozen or so that i remember.
1387 episodes never heard listening to them now is going to be such a pleasure, thank you again!
November 24, 2011 Subject:
Many, many, many thanks!
Thanks so much to the uploader for organizing this wonderful series and taking the time to share it here in right-sized chunks. I'm up to about #85, and there are very few duds so far. It's great to have access to the complete series that opened the door to OTR for me.
November 2, 2011 Subject:
Highly Entertaining Drama -- High Quality Productions
I listened to CBS Radio Mystery Theater throughout my childhood...When I heard the creaking door and E G Marshall's voice I knew it was my bedtime. This program is like an old, familiar friend that I grew up with. I especially enjoy the ones with commercials and news segments.
The program seems to employ a core group of highly talented New York actors because I hear the same voices often. Some of these same actors can be heard on other programs such as Theater Five. Even as an adult some of these tales still scare me... :)
The acting is superb and the breadth of stories ranges from classics, to modern drama, to horror, to the occasional ironic/humorous. I listen to these repeatedly and enjoy them often.
Thanks so much for making these available...my brother purchased some of these episodes in late 80s on cassette tape and now we have the pleasure of access to the trove of them. Highly recommended listening.
September 29, 2011 Subject:
Thank you for uploading this series for OTR fans to enjoy. I hope you will consider uploading other mystery series, too. We don't need the dates as OTR logs are available on the net at several sites as pointed out by other commentators. I remember 25 years ago when I payed $6 for 8 of these shows on reel to reel. Our family appreciates your kindness.
September 21, 2011 Subject:
Cross-reference with this:
All the shows, dates & numbers, plus cast & crew listings.
September 20, 2011 Subject:
Thank you! CBS a wonderful series
Thank you for making these into smaller zip files and reloading. What a great series and we are lucky to have them all here.
Thank you again for your contribution of this wonderful series.
September 19, 2011 Subject:
The only problem with this collection...
The only problem with this collection is the date of broadcast is not included in the individual file name; only the episode number and the title. That is, the downloaded and extracted file name reads, for example:
The date would provide a little more perspective. However, it's a great collection that's been posted.